Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oxnard, CA, USA
I don't have any pics, but what you want to do is find the sensor on the brake pads and follow the wires up until you find the plug. Unplug it, and then cut the sensor wires, leaving an inch or so beyond the plug that you removed. Strip the insulation and tie (or solder) those wires together. Then plug it back in.
The rest of the wires and the little plastic wear pad can be removed and tossed away.
Basically, the brake pad check looks for a continuous loop of wire. If the loop is closed, the pads are assumed to be fine. When the pads wear and the wire also wears through, then the pads are assumed to be thin and need replacing.
So what you're doing is removing the wear sensor from the pads, and just tying the wires together so that they always make a continuous loop. So the bike always thinks the pads are fine.
Of course, you have to monitor the brake pad wear manually, but that's how we've all been doing it for many years . . .
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